New Year’s Eve in Sydney is the event of the year, and one that is known for going out with a bang by people all over the globe. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that Sydney is one of the first places across the globe to cross into a new year? While people in New York are making final plans and choosing which parties to attend, the people of Sydney are partying it up in style.
And party, they do.
Numerous events take over the city, closing down sections of downtown and lighting up others with a massive fireworks display. From harbor cruises to all night club tickets, these are some of the events to attend on New Year’s Eve in Sydney.
New Year’s Eve Cruises
You won’t get any better vantage point to the big fireworks extravaganza (that takes place right from the Sydney Harbour Bridge) than on a boat in the harbour. Several boat owners and cruises operate their facilities on New Year’s Eve, most with a dinner and drinks package that will get your through the big ball dropping. You might want to have a look at the Sydney cruise tours offered on Viator for the holiday.
New Year’s Eve at the Sydney Opera House
Do it up classy by spending the night at the opera at the famous Sydney Opera House. Experience a show, a 3-course dinner, a specially timed break for the fireworks and access to an after party. Book a New Year’s Eve event at the Sydney Opera House on Viator, but hurry – tickets will go fast.
New Year’s Eve at a Bar or Club
Several of the downtown bars and clubs offer tickets for the night of New Year’s. If you want access to a late-night party where the drinks are flowing, then you might want to check these bars and clubs out. Keep in mind, these are only worthwhile if you plan to make it a big night. Transport in the city can be minimal at best, so if you head out early, you might be waiting quite a long time for a taxi.
Harbour Party takes place, as the name suggests, on the harbor in Luna Park. This ultimate New Year’s Even party includes access to the park and free rides all night! Once inside, visitors have the option to eat and drink at numerous bars, restaurants and food stalls in the park, or to party down to the beats of hip-hop, techno, pop and other styles that are sure to make you move. Oh, and did we mention this provides stellar views of the fireworks spectacular, too?
New Year’s Eve at the Park
Wherever there is a park with a view in the general direction of the bridge, there is a party in Sydney. The park down in Balmain, the area near Mrs. Macquarie’s chair, and the Domain are all places that crowd up for the entire day in the advance of the ball dropping – so do get there early, and do plan to stay late. Getting home from any of these locations can take hours – especially if you plan to ride a bus or taxi.